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Children's Cases & Administrative Decisions

For articles summarizing court cases and administration law judge or Appeals Council decision involving children's claims.


District Court REmands Kid's Case
Mike Hampden of the Partnership for Children’s Rights in New York City has scored yet another victory in a children’s SSI cases. Read More

Kid's SSI Case Remanded for Further Proceedings
Congratulations to Michael Hampden of the Partnership for Children’s Rights in NYC. He recently obtained a remand in Garcia o/b/o S.H.S. v. Colvin, 2015 WL 7758533 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 1, 2015). Mike hopes the decision will be useful in future kids’ cases in a number of ways. Read More

Disability Forum Focuses on SSI Childhood Beneficiaries
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently sponsored a Disability Forum entitled Transitioning SSI Childhood Beneficiaries to Successful Adulthood in Washington, DC. The Disability Forum is a program hosted by SSA to provide information on targeted issues affecting individuals with disabilities. Read More

Court Remands to Consider Functioning Outside Structured Setting
In children’s SSI cases, the Commissioner’s regulations require consideration of how well a child functions both within and outside the confines of any structured setting, such as a special education classroom or a day treatment program. Read More

Children's Cases & Administrative Decisions: Articles


Disability Law News - July 2017
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP Advocates. In this issue, we summarize a policy change by SSA that exempts tax refund collection for old debts. Several new regulations, administrative decisions and court decisions are also discussed. Read More

Disability Law News - October 2016
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP Advocates. This issue will take an in-depth look at the new mental impairment listings and newly proposed treating physician regulations. Court Decisions will look at a decision in the 1st Circuit, Fischer v. Colvin criticizing SSA's onset policies. Read More


Handling SSI Child Disability Cases
This training will cover the child's SSI regulations including the concept of functional equivalence, domains of functioning, using forms and more. Read More